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Tech Industry Looks Forward, Politicians Look Back

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted June 13th, 2014

Silicon Valley and the tech industry exude so much optimism it's contagious. There is a desire to solve the planet's most difficult problems and a belief they can do it.

On the other coast, official Washington and the political industry are mired in pessimism. Rather than a sense that problems... READ MORE

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College Education for Everyone is Not The Answer

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted June 9th, 2014

A recent study estimated that getting a college degree is worth about a half-million dollars over the course of a graduate's lifetime. On the surface, that presents an open-and-shut case that college is worth the time and money involved. That's the conclusion reached in a New York Times column... READ MORE

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Let the Market Drive Progress: A Case for Uber Taxi Service

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted June 3rd, 2014

For people who’ve ever struggled to find a taxi, Uber is great news. If you’re in a decent-sized city, download its app, register, and you’ll never wait for a taxi again.

When you need a ride, all you have to do is pull out your phone, enter your request, and a car... READ MORE

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Doctors Must Serve Patients, Not Society

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted May 20th, 2014

When we go to the doctor, most of us expect to receive the best possible advice on whatever ails us.

Unfortunately, some medical groups see that as a quaintly archaic notion. Associations are recommending that the doctors should consider more than the patient they are treating. According to The New... READ MORE

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Pop Culture Sheds Different View on Income Inequality Debate

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted May 9th, 2014

Pop culture is a better indicator of the public mood than political talking points, so it's interesting to see how two top-rated and long-running CBS television dramas have recently dealt with the issue of inequality. They suggest it's a real issue, but not in the way politicians... READ MORE

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Political Analyst Tells Crowd to Look to Each Other, not Washington

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted April 15th, 2014

Written by: Kevin Hardy

If we want to solve our country's problems, we should look to each other, not to the nation's capital.

That was the message that Scott Rasmussen, one of the country's most astute students of politics, delivered here this week.

Rasmussen said it's the... READ MORE

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65 million American Volunteers Provide Reasons for Optimism

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted April 4th, 2014

I am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents.

The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why. Looking at the behavior and performance... READ MORE

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A Way To Fix Healthcare.gov

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted February 11th, 2014

The biggest threat to President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't come from Republicans in Congress but from people like Stacie Brown.

As reported in The New York Times, Brown owns a pottery shop in Georgia and is eligible for some federal health insurance subsidies. However, she has consciously decided not... READ MORE

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Time for Washington to speak the language of the American people

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted January 20th, 2014

Like toddlers who believe they are the center of the universe, many in official Washington whine about the fact the American people don't devote more time to studying politics and talking about the things that matter in our capital city.

This view has it backwards. Instead,... READ MORE

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To Reform Health Care, Give Power to the People

By Scott Rasmussen, Posted January 14th, 2014

Before President Barack Obama's health care law was passed, Americans were frustrated that insurance companies had too much control over the medical care they received. Now, Americans are frustrated that the government has too much control.

The vast majority of Americans don't want insurance... READ MORE

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